T+L Reports: King George II Palace
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T+L Reports: King George II Palace

Since 1990, Mrs. Tependris, the always fashionable
protagonist of L.A.-based artist Konstantin
Kakanias's boldly illustrated graphic novels, has been on a
mission: to find happiness and
purpose without sacrificing her impeccable style. After
staying in the Royal Penthouse Suite
at Athens's King George II Palace (3 Vas. Georgiou
A St.; 30-210/322-2210; www.grecotel.gr ;
doubles from $275)
last fall, Kakanias decided that
there would be no better way to honor
the historic 28th Olympiad than by reproducing the images
from his 2004 book, Mrs. Tependris…
Just Before the Olympic Games in Athens
, on the suite's
walls, ceiling, and door panels.
In a series of murals painted in the tradition of ancient
amphorae, the fictional Mrs. T is
hard at work throwing, jumping, and carrying the torch, all
the while being cheered on by
adoring compatriots. The ornate two-bedroom suite holds one
more surprise: an amazing view
of the Parthenon from the white-marble patio. —ANNA
BAKOLA

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